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Statement on Passing of Tom Getz PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Wallace   
Monday, 16 January 2012 15:41
Rock Island, IL --- “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Getz. Tom was a role model to many, a philanthropist, and a tireless supporter of the QC area. Tom was a driving force behind my own candidacy and youth in local politics. But his impact is much larger than a mere political campaign.

 

"We will have to work hard to fill the void he leaves in our community. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.” – Jonathan Wallace, candidate for State Representative, 72nd District.

 
Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Friday, 13 January 2012 14:15
**Friday, January 13, 2012**
CHICAGO – January 13, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:
Bill No.: HB 358
An Act Concerning: Government
Exempts regional transit board employees from the revolving door provision. Allows employees of regional transit boards to accept positions with the federal, state or local government and school districts.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately
Bill No.: HB 442
An Act Concerning: State Government
Allows the Illinois Finance Authority to forgive current financial agreements and consider them as assets to leverage against private capital to help providers and human services to the state of Illinois.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately
Bill No.: HB 508
An Act Concerning: Revenue
Allows county boards, with the treasurer’s recommendation, to waive interest fees for unpaid taxes
on contaminated property to provide an incentive for redevelopment.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately
Bill No.: HB 606
An Act Concerning: Education
Allows school consolidation of Leepertown CCSD 175 into the Ladd CUSD, pending approval by Regional Board of Trustees.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately
Bill No.: HB 909
An Act Concerning: Criminal Law
States that a person convicted of fraudulently obtaining public money reserved for disadvantaged businesses will lose profits attained from the crime and profits will be handed over to the state of Illinois.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately
Bill No.: HB 1368
An Act Concerning: State Government
Requires the Illinois Power Agency to submit two additional reports regarding renewable energy procurement, both due by April 1 of every year, starting in 2012.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: HB 1589
An Act Concerning: Civil Law
Requires that if a court temporarily modifies a custody or visitation order in matters of divorce during a parent’s deployment, the court will accommodate visitation by telephone, audiovisual or other electronic means.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: June 1
Bill No.: HB 1958
An Act Concerning: Corrections
Prohibits use of restraints on pregnant prisoners or prisoners recovering from post-partum depression at Cook County Jail, unless the prisoner is a flight risk or poses another serious security threat.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  June 1
Bill No.: HB 3462
An Act Concerning: Insurance
Provides health insurance coverage under the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) for eligible, uninsured persons under 19 years of age.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately
Bill No.: HB 3788
An Act Concerning: Health Facilities
Alters the definition of a “long term acute care hospital” to one that that begins operations after January 1, 2009 (instead of 2010), and is designated by Medicare as a long term acute care hospital.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: HB 3840
An Act Concerning: Revenue
Requires the Department of Revenue to accept credit card payments for certain fees if the department is not required to pay a credit card fee for transactions.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: SB 274
An Act Concerning: State Government
Allows more financial flexibility for students attending the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired to comply with federal law.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: SB 348
An Act Concerning: Finance
Allows the Department of Human Services to be reimbursed for its administrative support to other units of government.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  June 1
Bill No.: SB 1259
An Act Concerning: Civil Law
Requires a bank to respond within 90 days to a written request from a client for a short sale on a foreclosure.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: SB 1377
An Act Concerning: Health Facilities
Amends the Hospital Services Act and states that long term acute care hospitals (LTACH) are not required to provide hospital emergency services, and shall be classified as not available.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: SB 1538
An Act Concerning: State Government
Clarifies eligibility guidelines for those enrolling into group insurance coverage.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
Bill No.: SB 1609
An Act Concerning: State Government
Changes the date of the Governor’s budget address from February 15, 2012 to February 22, 2012.
Action: Signed
Effective Date:  Immediately
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PUBLIC SCHEDULE: Braley Observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Friday, 13 January 2012 14:14

Waterloo, IA – On Sunday and Monday, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

5:00pm                 Waterloo Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner

Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

Waterloo, Iowa

 

Monday, January 16, 2012

 

11:30am               Cedar Rapids United Way Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Banquet

Class Act Restaurant

7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

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Governor Quinn Urges Illinoisans to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Friday, 13 January 2012 14:12

“Serve Illinois” Website Offers More than 100,000 Volunteer Opportunities

CHICAGO- January 14, 2011  Governor Pat Quinn today joined the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Serve Illinois Commission in encouraging Illinoisans to take part in the Dr/ Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this Monday, January 16. The theme of the service day is “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”

“Dr. King’s life was dedicated to service, and, in his memory, we should each strive to give back to our communities,” Governor Quinn said. “We all have something to contribute and share to make our neighborhoods, state and country a better place.”

Persons interested in giving back to their community can use the Serve.Illinois.gov website to be connected with more than 70,000 volunteer opportunities throughout Illinois. Volunteers can use the Serve Illinois website to connect with opportunities based on location and area of interest. The search feature also generates results for ongoing, one-time, and even web-based volunteer opportunities.

“Volunteerism is a great way to honor Dr. King, his legacy and his vision,” said DHS Secretary Michelle R. B. Saddler. “I am proud and grateful to our community volunteers in our local DHS offices throughout the state.”

Along with listing thousands of volunteer opportunities, Serve Illinois also has several partner organizations that will be completing service projects, including:

  • Carbondale – Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps, Rend Lake College - AmeriCorps members will be participating in a city wide clean-up in Carbondale.
  • Chicago – Project YES! – AmeriCorps members will be supporting the fifth annual literacy fair for youth and their families. Festivities include book reading, hands-on literacy activities and games.
  • Springfield – Springfield Urban League - AmeriCorps members will be partnering with Illinois Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to distribute preparedness information to educate the community about fire safety and prevention.

Visit Serve.Illinois.gov to find a volunteer opportunity, as well as information regarding the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Serve.Illinois.gov is a project of IDHS and the Serve Illinois Commission: "Building Stronger Communities Through Service."

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Branstad, Reynolds to continue Condition of the State tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jimmy Centers   
Friday, 13 January 2012 10:01
(DES MOINES) -  Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced the second leg of their tour across Iowa to share the administration’s Condition of the State message with Iowans in their local communities. The tour is set to visit Bettendorf and Mason City next week.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Noon Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds deliver Condition of the State address to Bettendorf Rotary Club at the Fortune Garden Restaurant, 2211 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf, IA

Thursday, January 19, 2012
11 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds deliver Condition of the State address at Kaplan University, 2570 4th St SW, Mason City, IA
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